More than 122,000 people have now been evacuated from war-torn Afghanistan by the US and its allies — more than the population of Caribbean vacation destination Aruba.
With less than 24 hours until the deadline to withdraw from the Taliban-controlled country hits, a stream of US military jets continued to take off and land at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday.
Other allied countries have already ended their evacuations amid the deadly chaos last week that saw 13 US service members and dozens of Afghans killed by an ISIS suicide bomber.
In total, the US and its allies have evacuated 122,300 people from Afghanistan since July, according to the White House.
Flights ramped up when the Taliban seized control on Aug. 14 with 116,700 evacuated since then.
In the 24 hours into Sunday morning, about 1,200 were taken out of Kabul on US military flights — far less than the 12,700 evacuated